Part of SFFILM Festival
Kinetic action and a mind-bending plot highlight this star-studded film about a counterfeiting network directed by Infernal Affairs (2002) writer Felix Chong. The film begins in the mid-’90s as detectives extradite Lee Man (Aaron Kwok) from a Thai prison. They believe he can assist in their search for his rumored associate, a mysterious mastermind named Painter (Chow Yun-fat). Unfolding in vivid flashbacks, Project Gutenberg unveils Lee’s history with the expert counterfeiter and their quest to make a perfect replica of the $100 bill, up to the breathtaking reveal of Painter’s final and most masterful forgery.
“Chow Yun-fat channels some of his most iconic screen work as a suave, sophisticated, sharp-dressed gentleman criminal, and Aaron Kwok continues his mid-career creativity with another vaguely unsavory character in Felix Chong’s throwback crime thriller Project Gutenberg.” – Elizabeth Kerr, The Hollywood Reporter
Felix Chong made his mark as a screenwriter before turning to directing, sharing a Hong Kong Film Award with Alan Mak for their screenplay for Infernal Affairs (2002) and writing other acclaimed scripts, including two sequels to Infernal Affairs, Confession of Pain (2006), and Overheard (2009). Chang made his directing debut in another collaboration with Mak in 2005 with Moonlight in Tokyo. Once a Gangster (2010) was his first solo feature, for which he won a second Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Director.
Country Hong Kong/China
Director Felix Chong
Producer Ronald Wong
Writer Felix Chong
Editor Curran Pang
Cinematographer Jason Kwan
Music Day Tai
Cast Chow Yun-Fat, Aaron Kwok, Catherine Chau
Original Language Title Mouh seung